Posts for animals

Dogs ‘do’ stress, too, says Bude’s Emma

We are not surprised when we hear of the effect of stress on humans; we know how stress over extended time can affect us humans both physically and mentally. When we think of the short term, we understand that in extreme stress we often cannot think in our usual way. […]

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Pick up after your pet urges Cornwall Council

From Cornwall Council: Cornwall Council is reminding people to pick up their pet’s mess following an increase in reports of dog fouling during lockdown.   Under the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act it is an offence to allow a dog to foul in a public place and fail to remove the faeces.   […]

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Emergency appeal to restore wildlife area after arson attack

The recent arson attack at Rosenannon Nature Reserve between Wadebridge and St Columb destroyed more than 25% of the reserve, over 20 hectares,  according to Cornwall Wildlife Trust, which has set up an emergency appeal. They say: Over 20 hectares, which was rich in wildlife and a globally important habitat, […]

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Doggy nail trims! The most fun thing ever, right?

If any business or expert wants to share their knowledge, think about an article for B & B. By Emma Steadman of Dogs of Great Style:   Every dog loves (not) having their paws held still. But also every person just knows how and where to cut right a dog’s […]

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Local dog groomer tells us why doggy emotion is so important

By Emma Steadman:   I am a dog groomer, as my job is about the welfare of the dog, to make them feel and look good. Looking good is great but if that comes at the expense of the emotional state of the dog then, to me, what does the […]

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How to have a well-groomed dog of great style!

By Emma Steadman, from Dogs of Great Style, Bude: Grooming should be a brilliant, fun, calm bonding time spent with each and every dog and owner. It’s a huge part of every dog’s life (definitely bigger for some dogs – yes I’m looking at you poodles and poo crosses…) so […]

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Farmer buries a ton of dead sheep at glamping site

  From Cornwall Council: The owner of a camping and glamping business has admitted burying more than a tonne of dead sheep at the site. Kevin Hutchings, aged 50, of Pattacott Farm Camping and Glamping site, Maxworthy, has pleaded guilty to seven charges of failing to provide adequate food and […]

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Avian flu means new measures for all bird keepers

The Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland and Wales have agreed to bring in new measures to help protect poultry and captive birds, following a number of cases of avian influenza in both wild and captive birds in the UK. The new housing measures, which will come into force on […]

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Dog killed in fall from Cornish cliff

Just a reminder that the ground is very wet and soft at the moment, which relates to cliff top areas, too. Please be very careful. Yesterday, Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre heard that a dog had fallen over the cliffs at the Western Cove near Portreath. Portreath and St. Agnes Coastguard […]

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Animal welfare promises go out of the window

Yesterday, Cornish MPs had their third and final chance to back British farmers and vote to uphold Britain’s animal welfare standards – and failed to take it. Conservative MPs voted down Amendment 16B of the Agriculture Bill, added to the Bill in the House of Lords, which would have forced […]

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Wild Justice makes legal challenge to pheasant shooting regulation

From the Chris Packham fronted charity, Wild Justice: This is all quite legal but, in brief, Wild Justice says that the 47 million pheasants bred and released each year to be shot (ignoring the animal welfare issues) have an impact on eco-systems. Around two thirds escape organised shoots and are […]

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Next up – fireworks – helping your dog to cope

From Dogs Trust:   Before:   Make your house and garden escape-proof. Dogs can try to run away if they’re scared. Close your windows and curtains, turn the lights on, and try switching on the TV to help disguise the noise.    Go for walkies before dark. Make sure you get out well before any fireworks […]

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Covid puts an end to Tamar Otter and Wildlife Sanctuary

In very sad news announced on their Facebook page, the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Sanctuary, hich re-opened on 25th July, 2020, following Covid lockdown,  closes its doors forever on 31st October. Having been a few times, I especially remember my visit with my late friend, Jacki, who visited around 6 […]

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Dog/s worrying sheep St Gennys

From Police Alerts: We are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information in connection with a report of a dog/s worrying sheep in a field in the area of St Gennys, Bude at approximately 3:35pm on Saturday 3 October 2020. Dog walkers are asked to keep dogs under control when […]

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Concern for cats after Launceston injury

From Bude Police FB: Concern for cats (Particularly in Launceston.) We have had reports of a cat having been injured by someone using an air weapon in the Dunheved Road area of Launceston, between the hours of 8am and 11.30 am on Sunday 20th September. If you are aware of […]

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